A Guide to the Horace Clark, Jr. Papers, 1884-1892, 1915-1944
Horace Clark, Jr. (1861-1946) was born in Independence, Texas, to Horace Clark, Sr. (1819-1909) and Martha Davis (d. 1896). His father served as principal of the Baylor Female Department in Independence from 1851 to 1871 and intermittently as secretary of the Baptist State Convention of Texas from 1856 to 1875. Best known as a pianist, composer, and music teacher, Clark received training from L.P. Grunewald, a noted piano teacher in Houston, and graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Clark also studied music at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin. In addition, he was Vice President for the National Association of Music Teachers and President of the Houston Music Teacher’s Association.
Hesler, Samuel B. "Clark, Horace. "Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed November 9, 2010. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fcl06.
The Horace Clark, Jr. Papers, 1884-1892, 1915-1944, document Clark’s career as a composer and music teacher while he lived in Houston and Corpus Christi. The collection contains correspondence (1941-1944), diaries (1884-1892; 1941-1944), a guest book, greeting cards, literary productions and poetry, speeches given at various musical events in Texas, account papers, recital programs for pupils (1915-1937), newspaper clippings of reviews of his and others performances (1919-1927), and a photograph (1941).
This collection is open for research use.
Horace Clark, Jr. Papers, 1884-1892, 1915-1944, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Sara Clark, February 1985.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers